Prokofiev’s Second Piano Concerto is a very special piece to me. A few years ago, I attended its performance with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and I remember being emotionally struck as I never had before. The sweeping dynamics and virtuosic artistry were overwhelming, and for some reason I felt that I could really connect with the emotions that Prokofiev was trying to portray.
And by CSO I mean the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. In less than two weeks I’ll be attending their Melodic High concert, while which I’ll be able to enjoy a bach Chaconne, a peice thats new (to me) by Rozsa, and one of my all time favorites, Brahms 3rd symphony. Directing the orchestra will be Thierry Fischer, whom I have never experienced.
A principle player in a world class orchestra might know something about music, right?
Taking large amounts of information and narrowing it down seems to be the goal of this class right now. Im also trying to set up an interview with Owen Lee, principle doublebassist of the Cincinnat Symphony Orchestra.